20 things the internet has killed (infographic)

23 Feb 2016

We all know the internet has brought many wonderful things into our lives.

The internet has made the world smaller, allowed people access information much more easily and made it a lot easier and cheaper for us to keep in touch with family and friends, be they near or far.

It is probably no exaggeration to say that for many of us living in the developed world it would be hard to imagine life without the internet.

However, for all the positivity it has wrought in our lives, there are those who would argue that it has also brought about some negative changes.

Our attention spans are shot to pieces, and the constant updates on social media often just serve to make people feel inadequate about their own lives.

The people over at Broadband Wherever have compiled an infographic of the 20 things they reckon the internet has killed – some for good and some for bad.

What do you think – are they spot on and what have they forgotten?

20 things killed by the internet

20 things WWW has killed

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Brigid O Gorman is a former sub-editor of Silicon Republic.